I was surprised to see anyone soaking this soon after spring runoff,
but the horde of campers and soakers had diverted one of the main
hot spring outflows to a channel large enough to pack in a dozen
soakers on the bank opposite of the campground. I soaked only long
enough to qualify, way too many people for my taste.
What an awesome day to visit an awesome hot springs! This was the
first time I've been able to actually soak in Bridge, and was very
happy to do so despite the crowds. The other soakers were friendly,
and the area around the pools looked taken care of despite the high
use. There is a nearby popular campground that supplies most of the
soakers, the rest consist of locals and RVers. All in all, thumbs
Still too cool for a soak, but this time I got a picture (above). The
forest road leading to Willow Creek Hot
was still closed.
Bridge gets it's name because it's located beneath both sides of a (get this)
bridge that crosses the South Fork of the Boise River just before
Featherville. I've been to this HS two times now, and each time the pools are far too submerged for soaking. Either that or new pools need to be reconstructed on higher ground.
I have driven by in June and noticed quite a few kiddies hanging out by
the pools on both sides of the bridge... the pools were still too cool